Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Planes, Trains and Automobiles- Magnets

train As I was wandering down the aisles of my local Dollar Tree, I came across a pack of transportation erasers. At first I passed them up because I have girls, but then my mind started thinking toward Tot School stuff, so I threw them in my cart. When I got home, I decided to jazz them up by adding magnets to the back.

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The first activity we did was patterning. This is still a new skill for my 2yr. old. I placed the pattern above and we worked on copying the pattern underneath.

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We also counted each type of vehicle.

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Then we parked the cars at their homes.

I was very surprised at how much my 2yr. old and 4yr. old daughters loved playing with this homemade magnet set. I drew a couple of scenes on the fridge and they played with the magnets. Later in the day when I walked by the fridge, I found a whole story illustrated with the vehicles and dry-erase marker. Even my 11yr. old son enjoyed playing with them! Such an easy way to make a custom magnet set.



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7 Comments:

Blogger Jolanthe said...

Genius, girl!

January 18, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Carletta said...

I love that! What a great idea!

January 18, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

very fun! I am w/ Jolanthe - genius!

January 18, 2011 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What a greta idea!!! I am so not a problem solver.......I would NEVER have thought of this - you are super!!!

January 18, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Jodie said...

Great idea, I will have to keep that in mind!

January 18, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Jess- said...

love it!

January 18, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

How great! :)
-Rachelle
www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

January 19, 2011 at 1:37 AM  

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